Portsmouth fans have say on greatest centre-back pairing

Matt Clarke. Picture: Joe Pepler
Matt Clarke. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Pompey supporters have delivered their thoughts on the club's best centre-back partnership.

The Blues goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray has lauded current central defensive duo Jack Whatmough and Matt Clarke following a number of impressive displays this season.

Pompey have been blessed with some fine centre-back pairings down the years, with Noel Blake and Billy Gilbert high on the list of fans’ favourites.

Supporters have given their verdict on the subject on The News’ facebook page.

Sylvain Distin and Sol Campbell, who played together during Pompey's Premier League days, are also mentioned, while Arjan De Zeeuw and Linvoy Primus seem to have left a lasting impression on the Fratton faithful.

But the pairing of Jon Gittens and Russell Perrett were low on another fan’s list of favourites.

Sol and Distin the best. Favourite....Linvoy and De Zeeuw. The current two are very much of the Symons/Awford ilk

Ant Coombes

Primus and De Zeeuw. Worst Pompey defender I have seen was Carl Tiler 

Liam Bailey

Blake and Gilbert....legends 

Andy Skelton

Gittens & Perrett for me were the worst

Jason Butcher

Blake and Gilbert....none shall pass!

Kevin Wallace

Went and Manley.

Rob Dowling

Big Noel and Billy 

Shawn Woodward